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Is There Something Wrong With The Fact That Tim Geithner Talks To Blankfein, Dimon and Pandit All The Time And Rarely Checks In With Mack or Lewis?

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The AP, which obtained the Treasury Secretary's phone records under the FOIA says no, "there is nothing inherently wrong" with it but one does get sense the newswire thinks it's dirty. Which seems kind of silly, since there's a perfectly logical explanation for why T. Geith had "at least 80 contacts" with the former group of CEOs in his first seven months on the job and only three apiece with the other two. Lloyd is TG's future boss who he's gotta keep happy. Jamie Dimon is a hot piece of ass whose name is good to drop in meetings with the President ("Oh yeah I was just talkin to Jamie earlier, we talk all the time"), and Pandito is TG's problem child who he's trying to keep out of reform school ("You fuck anything up lately? Okay good, talk later. I rue the day I believed her mother when she said she was on the pill."). As for Lewis, let's get real for two-- how often do you want to talk to the guy who mostly just breathes deeply into the phone and needs to be reminded constantly who he's speaking with? With regard to Mack-- I think we all know what the deal is there (nobody tells this Treasury Secretary to go fuck himself! Or everyone does! It's one or the other). This, however, we cannot explain:

Geithner had more contacts with Citigroup than he did with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the lawmaker leading the effort to approve Geithner's overhaul of the financial system.

If anyone can shed some light, please do so at this time. One hopes it has nothing to do with this, which would not be cool (what, has TG never enjoyed himself a rousing game of water volleyball?).


Let's Help Tim Geithner Name His Book

As you may have heard, Obama is apparently close to nominating Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, giving Tim Geithner his late Christmas wish: a one-way ticket outta there. And while he's previously said to have no interest in writing about his time in Washington (and at the NY Fed before that), friends o' TG claim that his plan for the next year or so involve "a round of 'detox' and writing a book." Obviously we're still very far off from anything concrete but publishers will undoubtedly be banging down his door in no time and when they do, it might be nice to at least have a title to wet their palates. While Geithner packs his bags, let's do him a solid and come up with some options. The year spent sunning himself off the coast of Ko Samui (or puttering around Larchmont, or taking a job with the least amount of responsibility possible, whatever the detox entails) will presumably do wonders to take the edge of the last 48 months but if he's still in an angsty phase by the time he sits down to bang out his story, perhaps one of the following would work?